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If more certified diabetes educators (CDEs) and diabetic counselors made telephonic coaching available, would you be interested in working with one?
Yes. I have wanted to work with one, but my schedule is too hectic to meet with someone in person.
 
Yes. I would be more comfortable speaking about my diabetes on the telephone
 
I already work with someone face-to-face, but it would be nice if he/she had the telephone option too.
 
My current CDE/coach/counselor already offers telephone consultations.
 
No. I prefer face-to-face meetings.
 
No. I don't feel that I need to work with a CDE either way.
 

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by Brenda Bell
There are two reasons it took me as long as it did to "come out" publicly with diabetes (and hypertension). One was denial: in my mind, I was too young to have type 2 diabetes — a condition I only knew in people over the age of 55 — and the other was fear of public shaming. Turn back the clock several years before my own diagnosis. Our workplace was a bit more stratified, with two editors above me. The elder of the two was somewhat overweight and, like many...
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